Indian shot putter Manpreet Kaur is world number 1

Q.  Which Indian sportsperson became world number one in shot putt?
- Published on 26 Apr 17

a. Inderjit Singh
b. Inderjit Kaur
c. Manpreet Singh
d. Manpreet Kaur

ANSWER: Manpreet Kaur
Indian shot putter Manpreet Kaur is world number 1Indian shot putter Manpreet Kaur became world number one after winning the goal medal at the Asian Grand Prix in China on April 24, 2017.

With a throw of 18.86 metres, Manpreet defeated Olympic champion Michelle Carter who finished second.

Manpreet’s previous best 17.96m was set in 2015 during Open National meet in Kolkata.

With this performance, Manpreet also qualified for the IAAF World Championships to be held in August in London.

The entry standard for women's shot put in the World Championships stands at 17.75m.

Manpreet Kaur: Know More
  • Manpreet Kaur is an Indian professional Olympic shot putter from Ambala.
  • On 10 January 2013, she won the gold medal in the +75 kg category by lifting an overall weight of 189 kg in National weightlifting championship.
  • She is currently world number 1.
  • Born: 6 July 1990 India
  • Height: 1.7 m
  • Weight: 89 kg

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